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Jabe and his '53 DR 28 Jun 2019 00:54 #96823

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Neil, What a great looking boat and it looks like you have it dialed in perfectly.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 28 Jun 2019 00:10 #96820

Looks awesome, it is kind of like getting a preview of mine. Way to go!!!
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 23:46 #96818

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Boy I bet you are in heaven right now! Nice work Neil. Its been fun watching you work on this boat, you did an outstanding job B) can't wait to cruise with ya!

Well if we all pull together and bring 5 sets of skies down to AH, I bet Mercury Marc and his hawk can get 5 up all day long....lol... :arrr:

Nice work Jabe!
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 22:42 #96816

Congrats on the maiden voyage! Job well done sir!!!
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 22:25 #96811

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Wow, you are a true craftsman!
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 21:11 #96809

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i am all set to go........stump puller and all.........thinking the mercs would just sit and scream, kindlin pusher at best........twig haulers........:tongue:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 21:07 #96808

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Locomotion wrote: The original transom handle are adequate if they are through bolted #10 SS.
We skied for years behind a couple of different Vagabonds tying the ski ropes to the handles with the type handles that only have two #10 bolts, yours have four.





thanks Ray.......i just felt maybe that was why so many handles are missing on these boats.....keeping Bruce in bussiness.......yes mine are bolted thru, 10-24's....ss...plus it is a pain, especially lining up 4 holes to match the original transom holes........the eyes work........thanks......




The eyes will pull stumps!
That what I had on my Vagabond when we had 5 skiers up behind it, any Mercury's done that? :biggrin:
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Locomotion wrote: The original transom handle are adequate if they are through bolted #10 SS.
We skied for years behind a couple of different Vagabonds tying the ski ropes to the handles with the type handles that only have two #10 bolts, yours have four.





thanks Ray.......i just felt maybe that was why so many handles are missing on these boats.....keeping Bruce in bussiness.......yes mine are bolted thru, 10-24's....ss...plus it is a pain, especially lining up 4 holes to match the original transom holes........the eyes work........thanks......

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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 20:57 #96805

She looks fantastic and sounds like she's running that way too, congratulation!!

You were rigging tie downs a few entry's back and I just saw it.
The original transom handle are adequate if they are through bolted #10 SS.
We skied for years behind a couple of different Vagabonds tying the ski ropes to the handles with the type handles that only have two #10 bolts, yours have four.
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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 20:53 #96804

yahoo too!
I think I'll go have a couple of Buds myself
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